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1890 to 1951



AE  aerogramme.
BK  booklet.
CA  cachet.
CF  postcard with impressed franking.
CO  commemorative overprint on postage stamp.
CV  cover: ill(ustrated) / inscr(ibed).
EF  envelope with impressed franking.
FS  facsimile / caricature / forgery.
IS  information sheet, leaflet or card / informative envelope stiffener.
LC  letter-card.
LS  letter-sheet.
MT  meter stamp.
NF  newspaper wrapper with impressed franking.
PC  commemorative postcard.
PE  presentation edition / special printing.
PF  perfinned postage stamp.
PG  pigeongram.
PL  publicity label.
PM  special postmark [FD  first day] [NI  coincident new-issue date]  *.
PP  presentation pack.
PR  presentation card.
PS  printers' sample.
PV  private overprint on souvenir label or sheet.
SC  souvenir card.
SF  souvenir folder / wrapper.
SH  sheet of labels.
SL  souvenir label.
SN  slogan postmark  **.
SO  stamped-to-order label / postally valid souvenir sheet.
SP  specimen souvenir sheet or card.
SS  souvenir sheet.
TP  trial printing / proof.

---?  Literature mention: design not given.
col   colours, e.g. 4 col  exists in 4 different colours.
[x2] etc. For postcards, number in set.
              For postmarks, number of different designs (not different dates of same design).
*  PM: Catalogue Nos. of special postmarks from: G.R.Pearson et al.: Special Event Postmarks of the United Kingdom (1984, 1991, 1994).

** SN: Catalogue Nos. of slogan postmarks from C.R.H.Parsons, C.G.Peachey & G.R.Pearson's: Collecting Slogan Postmarks (1986), Slogan Postmarks of the Seventies (1980) and Slogan Postmarks of the Eighties (1990).  



16 May  Penny Post Jubilee, Guildhall    
                                                CF  City Arms, impressed 1d stamp.
                                                PE  do. with Chairman's message.
                                                FS  Facsimiles & forgeries of CF.
                                                TP  Proof, CF without stamp.
                                                SC  Telegraphic card.
                                                PM  16-17 and 19 May pmks 18 (numbered) & 19 (unnumbered).
                                                TP  PO proofs of postmarks.
                                                CA  B.A/E killer, Army P.O.

19 May  London Philatelic Exhibition     
                                                CO  Blue Mauritius rmdr optd.
                                                CO  Brown do.
                                                NF  Newspaper wrapper optd, impressed d.

 2 Jul  Penny Post Jub South Kensington  
                                                EF  Mailcoach & train, impr 1d.
                                                SC  Envelope insert, R.Hill.
                                                SP  Envelope optd Specimen.
                                                SF  Envelope-packet wrapper.
                                                FS  Elliot plagiarised env + card.
                                                FS  Furniss caricatured env+ card.
                                                FS  do. signed by artist.
                                                FS  do. "SCF" reprint (1906).
                                                CV  Regd envelope for insert card.
                                                PM  Sp. pmk 21 (37mm).
                                                PM  Sp. pmk 22 (32mm).
                                                CA  Cachet 23, 1790 post office.
                                                CA  Cachet 24, 1990 post office.
                                                CA  Cachet 25, Tube Post.
                                                CA  Cachet 26, Tube Post reply.

22 Jul  London Philatelic Exhibition      
                                                NF  Newswrapper optd, impr d.
                                                CV  Ad for medal award, Ridpath.
                                                PL  Mulready vignette.
                                                SH  of 36 x PL.

29 Jun  Int Phc Exh, Manchester          
                                                PL  Viking ship vignette, 6 col.
                                                SH  of .. x PL.
                                                PC  Manchester views.

23 May  Int Phc Exh, London               
                                                PL  SG ad., Houses of Parliament.
                                                TP  All-black label, ?proof.

18 Feb  1st Phc Congress, Manchester     
                                                PC  Manchester arms.
                                                PM  18-20 Feb pmk 59.

27 Apr  2nd Phc Congress, London         
                                                SL  Queen Victoria, 4 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x SL.
                                                PE  Two sheets for VIPs.
                                                TP  Imperf proof of label.

 7 Jun  3rd Phc Congress, Birmingham      
                                                PC  [x12] Label, philatelists.
                                                SL  Town Hall, 4 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x SL.
                                                TP  Die proof of label.
                                                PV  B'ham Del Co "Fiscal" opt.
                                                PV  do. "Congress" opt.
                                                PV  Argentine "Congress" opt.
                                                PV  do. sideways opt.
                                                PM  7-9 Jun pmk 73.

 1 May  4th Phc Congress, Margate         
                                                PC  Congress hotel & meeting room.
                                                SL  Britannia triangulars, 6 col.
                                                SH  of 9 x SL.
                                                PE  2 VIP sheets, Britannia label.
                                                TP  Proofs of label on card.
                                                SL  Highcliffe Hotel, 6 col.
                                                SH  of 25 x Highcliffe SL.
                                                PM  1-3 May pmk 81.

14 Oct  Jubilee Int Stp Exh, London      
                                                SL  Ideal Stamp typo.
                                                SL  Ideal Stamp recess (larger).
                                                SH  of 240 x SL.
                                                PE  Presn sheet in red for KGV.
                                                PC  Ideal Stamp, 21 col.
                                                FS  Ideal Stamp Albums, 12 col.
                                                SS  Blank sheet wmkd JPS, made at Exh.
                                                PM  14-19 Oct pmk 86.

23 Apr  5th Phc Congress, Edinburgh      
                                                SL  Scott monument, 2 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x SL.
                                                PM  23-26 Apr pmk 87.

25 May  7th Phc Congress, Newcastle       
                                                SL  Cathedral 1st series, 5 col.
                                                SL  Cathedral 2nd series, 2 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x 1st SL.
                                                SH  of 12 x 2nd SL.
                                                PM  25-29 May pmk 96.

 3 May  8th Phc Congress, Harrogate      
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                SL  Corporation sticker optd.
                                                SH  of 16 x SL.
                                                PM  3-6 May pmk 98.

19 Jun  9th Phc Congress, Bath            
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                SL  Roman Bath, 4 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x SL.
                                                PV  Liechtenstein stps opted.
                                                PM  20-23 Jun pmk 99.

14 May  London Int Stamp Exhibition       
                                                SC  Phil Magazine meter franking.
                                                SL  Mercury airmail essay, 6 col.
                                                TP  do. Trial sheetlets of 4.
                                                TP  do. Proof in black.
                                                PE  do. Sheets for KGV.
                                                SH  of 100 x Mercury SL.
                                                PL  Biplane over skyline, 3 col.
                                                SH  of 20 x Biplane PL.
                                                PM  14-26 May pmk 100.

10 May  JPS of Scotland Exh, Glasgow      
                                                SC  Exh publicity, stp affixed.

 2 Jun  11th Phc Congress, Glasgow        
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                SL  City Arms, 4 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x SL.
                                                PM  3-6 Jun pmk 101.

22 Jun  12th Phc Congress, Cambridge      
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                PM  22-25 Jun pmk 124.

14 Jun  13th Phc Congress, Liverpool      
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                PM  15-18 Jun pmk 128.

20 Jun  14th Phc Congress, Nottingham           
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                PM  21-24 Jun pmk 132.

25 Jun  15th Phc Congress, London         
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                PM  26-29 Jun pmk 136.

16 Nov  London Stamp Exhibition          
                                                MT  Neopost meter stamp.
                                                PL  Memorial Hall perf, 2 col.
                                                PL  do. black, roulette.
                                                SH  of .. x PL.
                                                PC  Plaque of City arms.
                                                PM  16-24 Nov pmk 139.
                                                PM  16-24 Nov pmk 140, registered mail.

 3 Jun  16th Phc Congress, Birmingham     
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                PM  4-7 Jun pmk 147.

23 Jun  17th Phc Congress, Torquay       
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                PM  24-27 Jun pmk 156.

23 Jun  18th Phc Congress, Leicester     
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                PM  23-26 Jun pmk 173

 6 Jan  Pageant of Postage Stamps        
                                                SL  Tower Bridge, 3 col.
                                                SL  Boadicea statue.
                                                MT  Neopost meter stamp.

13 Jun  19th Phc Congress, Brighton      
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                SL  Royal Pavilion, 4 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x SL perf, 2 col.
                                                SH  do. design imprint perf 2 col.
                                                SH  do. do. imperf, 2 col.
                                                PE  of 12 x SL imperf, 4 col.
                                                TP  of 12 x SL roul (?imperf) red.
                                                MT  Congress slogan 14-18 Jun.
                                                PM  13-17 Jun pmk 188.

29 May  20th Phc Congress, London         
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                SL  Postman's Knock, 7 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x SL.
                                                IS  Paper varieties stiffener.
                                                TP  Imperf proof in deep blue.
                                                PM  30 May-2 Jun pmk 195.

 7 May  Int Air Post Exhibition, APEX    
                                                PL  Vert blue-grey label.
                                                SH  of 12 x PL perf.
                                                SH  of 12 x PL imperf.
                                                CV  PL design as printed cachet.
                                                SL  Plane & Tower Bridge, 6 col.
                                                SH  of 25 x SL.
                                                PC  [x6] Aerophilately rarities.
                                                PC  Autogiro card (for 8 May).
                                                PC  do. signed Flt.Lt. R.Brie.
                                                PC  do. signed J.S.Davis.
                                                PG  Pigeongram.
                                                CA  By Autogiro Windsor-London.
                                                CA  Label By Autogiro G.ACIN.
                                                SL  Optd Rocket Post, 6 col.
                                                SH  of 25 x optd SL, 6 col.
                                                CV  Sussex Downs Firing.
                                                CV  do. signed Zucker.
                                                SL  Rocket mail triangular.
                                                CA  Biplane over London, 5 col.
                                                PM  7-12 May pmk 204.

22 May  21st Phc Congress, Manchester     
                                                PC  Mulready.
                                                PM  22-25 May pmk 205.

18 Jun  22nd Phc Congress, Bath           
                                                CV  Ralph Allen.
                                                PC  Stafford Smith.
                                                PC  [Stp Collg] Smith stamp shop.
                                                SS  Local views, 4 col.
                                                SF  Folder for souv sheets.
                                                TP  Proofs, colour trials.
                                                SP  Sheets perf Specimen.
                                                PM  19-22 Jun pmk 225.

 9 Jun  23rd Phc Congress, Paignton      
                                                SS  Local views, 4 col.
                                                SF  Folder for souv sheets.
                                                PM  9-13 Jun pmk 235.

17 Oct  1st London Stamp Exhibition      
                                                SS  Dove and globe, 3 col.
                                                PC  [Stamp Collg] KEVIII stamps.
                                                MT  Slogan "Mailed from Exh".
                                                CV  Exhibition inscr.
                                                PM  17-24 Oct pmk 244.

15 Feb  Airmail Exh Selfridge's, London  
                                                PC  [Stp Collg] 1911 Aerial Post.
                                                MT  Meter stamp slogan, FD 16 Feb.

 8 Jun  24th Phc Congress, Folkestone    
                                                CV  Mail Steam Packet.
                                                PC  Mail Steam Packet.
                                                SS  Local views, 4 col.
                                                SS  "Day" overprints, 4 col.
                                                IS  Details of souv sheet.
                                                PM  9-12 Jun pmk 250.

16 Oct  2nd London Stamp Exhibition      
                                                SS  Flying boat.
                                                SS  Mailcoach, 4 col.
                                                CV  Ill. Royal silhouettes.
                                                CA  Exhibition cds.

21 Jun  25th Phc Congress, Cambridge      
                                                CV  Market Place 1938.
                                                PC  Market Place 1800.
                                                SS  Local views, 4 col.
                                                SF  Folder for souv sheets.
                                                PM  22-24 Jun pmk 271.

21 Jan  3rd London Stamp Exhibition      
                                                SL  6 ships & 6 planes, 4 col.
                                                SH  of 12 x SL se-tenant.
                                                CV  Richard Coeur de Lion.
                                                CA  Exhibition cds.

28 Feb  Prepaid-postage Centenary        
                                                SO  Impressed d KGV

13 Jun  26th Phc Congress, Liverpool     
                                                CV  Neptune.
                                                PC  [x8] Liverpool pmks.
                                                SF  Inscr. envelope for postcards.
                                                SS  Local views, 4 col.
                                                IS  Designs of souv sheet.
                                                PM  14-17 Jun pmk 282.

 5 Dec  Uniform Postage Centenary         
                                                CV  4d Paid.

10 Jan  Penny Post Centenary             
                                                CV  1d Paid or Meter stamps.

 3 May  27th Phc Congress, Bournemouth    
                                                CV  Royal portraits.
                                                CV  Mulready facsimile.
                                                SS  1d black reproduction, 2 col.
                                                BK  London handstruck marks.
                                                PM  4-6 May pmk 287.

 6 May  Adhesive Centenary, Arbroath     
                                                CV  Ill. Chalmers portrait head.
                                                CV  Ill. Chalmers half-length.
                                                CA  Violet cds.

 6 May  Stamp Centenary Exh, London      
                                                SS  QV Chalon portrait, 2 col.
                                                SS  do. Reissued at Stp Wld 1990.
                                                SS  do. Red Cross opt.
                                                SS  Tower Bridge etc., Red Cross, 5 col.
                                                SP  do. Specimen perfin, no Red X.
                                                CV  Royal Philatelic Soc, buff.
                                                CV  do., airmail, blue.
                                                CV  RPS buff, Red Cross overprint.
                                                CV  Perkins Bacon.
                                                PM  6-14 May pmk 289 in red.

 6 May  Adhesive Exh, Bournemouth         
                                                SS  Engraved 1d black, Maltese X.
                                                CV  Ill. as SS.
                                                PM  6-11 May pmk 288.

28 Oct  Sokol Exhibition, London         
                                                PC  Prague/London scenes.
                                                SS  ---?.
                                                CA  Czech Field Post in red.

 8 Nov  Czech PS Exhibition, London       
                                                SF  With sheet, signed Benes.
                                                SP  Punched & optd sheet.
                                                SS  Czech stamp-like labels.
                                                CA  Slogan-type advert in green.

 9 Feb  PHS Anti-Graham Dinner            
                                                CV  (for invitation) Mulready caricature.

30 Jun  1st Essex Congress, Southend     
                                                SC  Pier, Rochford 1d Post.

14 May  28th Phc Congress, Brighton      
                                                CV  Royal Pavilion.
                                                CV  Cover with registration label.
                                                SS  Local views, 4 col.
                                                SF  Folder for souv sheets.
                                                PM  14-17 May pmk 299.

15 Jun  2nd Essex Convn, Leytonstone      
                                                CA  Society location map, black.
                                                CA  do. in green.
                                                SP  Specimen cachet in red.

28 Dec  British Phc Exhibition, London    
                                                PL  Exhibition logo (large).

 3 Mar  National Stamp Exhibition        
                                                SL  Penny Black.
                                                CA  Large red cds.

21 Jun  3rd Essex Convn, Chelmsford      
                                                CV  Paid 1d Chelmsford mark.
                                                PC  As cover.

 9 Sep  29th Phc Congress, Birmingham    
                                                CV  Map of GB.
                                                SC  [x6] Birmingham pmks.
                                                IS  Details of souvenir cards.
                                                SS  Local views, 4 col.
                                                SF  Folder for souv sheets.
                                                PM  9-12 Sep pmk 306.

23 Oct  British Phc Exhibition, London   
                                                PL  Exhibition logo (small).
                                                PC  Exhibition logo.

20 Nov  British Phc Exhibition, Glasgow  
                                                PL  Exhibition logo (small).

20 Nov  National Stamp Exh, Manchester   
                                                SS  Building.
                                                CA  Red cds.
                                                PL  Advert in red.

 4 Feb  British Phc Exh, Manchester       
                                                PL  ---?.

15 Apr  Swindon Stamp Exhibition         
                                                CV  Inscr. Arms.
                                                CA  Swindon PS triangle.

22 May  4th Essex Convn, Loughton        
                                                CV  Post Goes and Coms, 2 col.
                                                PC  As cover.

25 May  30th Phc Congress, Bournemouth   
                                                CV  Town view.
                                                SS  Town seal, 4 col.
                                                SF  Folder for sheets.
                                                PM  25-28 May pmk 310.

15 Sep  Aberdeen PS Exhibition           
                                                PL  Exh logo & details, 2 col.
                                                CV  Inscribed cover.

23 Oct  2nd Yorkshire Convn, Sheffield    
                                                MT  Meter slogan.

14 May  5th Essex Convn, Colchester      
                                                CV  Ill. Pmk & mailcoach.
                                                CA  Pre-event advert, green.

24 May  31st Phc Congress, Southport     
                                                CV  Mulready & City Arms, 3 col.
                                                PM  24-27 May pmk 318.

   ?    Rushton PS Exhibition, Lincoln    
                                                PL  PUC 1.
                                                SH  of 4 x PL.

 6 May  London Int Stamp Exhibition       
                                                PL  St George & Dragon, 5 col.
                                                SH  of 10 x PL.
                                                SL  do. Nicklin, USA, 4 col.
                                                SH  of 15 x PL.
                                                SS  Imperf classics.
                                                SP  do. Sample Not For Sale.
                                                TP  Progressive proofs of SS.
                                                CV  St George & Dragon, 2 sizes.
                                                IS  Mulready, Dickinson insert.
                                                PC  J.Lister logo, trade list.
                                                PM  [each? x8] 6-13 May pmks:  m/c wide setting, pmk 325.
                                                PM  h/s narrow, no time, pmk 326.
                                                PM  h/s with time, pmk 327.
                                                SN  Slogan pmk 178, 31 Mar-1 May.

16 May  32nd Phc Cong, Tunbridge Wells    
                                                CV  Pantiles, 5 col.
                                                PC  [x6] Old Tunbridge.
                                                PM  16-19 May pmk 328.

 8 Sep  Anspex, Aberdeen PS Exhibition   
                                                PL  Buildings, 3 col.

19 May  7th Essex Convention, Harwich    
                                                CV  Packet boat Eagle, 2 col.
                                                CA  Harwich ship letter.

29 May  33rd Phc Congress, Felixstowe    
                                                CV  Ancient House, 4 col.
                                                PM  29 May-1 Jun pmk 349.

 6 Oct  Yorks PA Convn, Kingston on Hull  
                                                CV  Festival of Britain logo.

(Unpublished. Written in 1994)